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Guy Sebastian, Amy Shark, & More Tapped for Annual ARIA Week Celebrations

Great Southern Nights, online interviews, and live performances for Nova’s Red Room will all feature at this year’s month-long ARIA Week.

Two panel image of ARIA Week performers Amy Shark and Guy Sebastian

Amy Shark and Guy Sebastian are two of the artists performing as part of Nova's Red Room for ARIA Week.

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Just two weeks on from the announcement of the ARIA Awards nominees, and with less than a month to go until the ceremony kicks off, the lineup for the 2020 ARIA Week celebrations have now been unveiled.

Returning for its eighth year, the 2020 edition of ARIA Week will kick off on Thursday, November 5th, with things looking somewhat different this time around. Rather than taking place across a titular week, events will instead be held across the majority of the month by way of digital panels, COVID-safe showcases and events taking place in and around Sydney.

Presented by Mitsubishi Motors, the celebrations begin with the launch of the Great Southern Nights series, with a series of concerts being held across the month from the likes of Lime Cordiale, Jessica Mauboy, Vera Blue, Hoodoo Gurus, and Ruel, just to name a few.

Meanwhile, performances from artists such as Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Amy Shark, and Ruel will also take place across the 18th and 19th of November thanks to the ARIA Edition of Nova’s Red Room.

In addition to the live performances, a pair of digital interview series will also be held, with Access All ARIAs and the ARIA Masterclass being released on ARIA’s YouTube channel from the 18th of November.

While Access All ARIAs sees Ruby Miles and Jeremy Dylan discussing the Aussie musicians nominated for awards, the ARIA Masterclass will see the usual invite-only industry event moving online, with Lars Brandle speaking to the likes of Global Head Of YouTube’s Music and music industry legend Lyor Cohen, and YouTube Music’s Director, Black Music and Culture Tuma Basa.

“2020 has been a year of challenges, so it is even more important for us to celebrate the accomplishments of the people within our Australian music industry who made an impact this year,” explained ARIA Chief Executive Dan Rosen.

“I’m thrilled to be able to spotlight an array of artists and genres as part of Access All ARIAs. I’m also excited about the return of ARIA Masterclass, and to discuss how 2020 has affected our industry and how we can chart a course forward. This year there’s no guest list – we’re throwing the doors open and making the panels available to all on the ARIA YouTube channel.”

The full rundown of event details relating to ARIA Week can be found on the official ARIA website.